Fulani herdsmen Group begs Cross River Governor, Ayade for grazing space

Baba-Gombe also said the move will reduce the clashes between the cattle rearers and farmers in the state.

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A nomadic man leading a herd of cows.

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Fulani herdsmen in Cross River state have asked the Governor, Ben Ayade to allocate a portion of land for them to graze.

The leader of the herdsmen in the state, Mr Sani Baba-Gombe, said if the Governor allocates a space to them, they will not encroach into people’s farm land.

Baba-Gombe also said the move will reduce the clashes between the cattle rearers and farmers in the state.

He said “We use to instruct our people to always ask for permission before entering into any land to graze.

“If I were to be a farmer, I won’t be pleased if any cattle come along to destroy my crops.

“If a grazing land is provided, the animals would not stray into farms and this would further prevent any future crisis between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

“All we are appealing for is a grazing land that is different from the farmlands; this would help us to stop encroaching into people’s farmlands in search of food for our cattle.

“We have also sensitised our people to always have a good understanding with their host communities.”

Governor Abiola Ajimobi has established grazing space and feeding lots for Fulani herdsmen in Oyo state.

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